5 Iconic Moments From Delhi-6 That Will Drive You To Watch This Movie

Delhi 6

Delhi-6, a classic film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, takes the audience to the heart of Old Delhi, where love, hope, and self-discovery intertwine. Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor's captivating performances, alongside the legendary Waheeda Rehman, bring to life the story of a young man's journey to reclaim his roots. As the film celebrates 15 years of its release, let's take a look at some of the iconic moments from the film that make it a must-watch.

A narrative of Old Delhi captured in frames

When Abhishek Bachchan's character, Roshan Mehra, steps into Delhi, he discovers the heart of old Delhi and finds peace amid the chaos that captivates him, particularly in the ancient walled city of Chandni Chowk. The movie beautifully captures the essence of Delhi, showing us Roshan's emotions against the backdrop of the city's vibrant character.

Message from Masakali

A fantail pigeon, popularly known as Masakali, holds an important message in the film when Roshan asks Bittu, "Why didn't you step outside and fly in the sky of possibilities?" to which Bittu replies, "Because I am the favourite of my papa, just like my father's favourite Masakali is tied, I am tied with responsibilities". This scene left a deep impact, showing how people compromise on their dreams due to responsibilities and for the happiness of their families.

A glass-half-full perspective on life

In the movie, while having a conversation with his uncle, i.e the late Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan's character, Roshan, taught us that every aspect of life has a brighter side, no matter how many imperfections the other person may have, but we should always stick to the positive side.

A commentary on how fear can control society

In 2001, Delhi was gripped by fear due to reports of a creature resembling a monkey with metal claws and glowing red eyes, known as 'Monkey Man' or 'Kala Bandar'. It allegedly attacked residents, sparking panic and fear. The enigma captivated the nation, becoming a topic of intense concern in the early 2000s. Based on this, Delhi-6 portrays how even after years, when the matter got settled, the fear remained the same, and how an ongoing rumour can harm society when the public mistakes Roshan for the Monkey Man.

We reflect what we are looking for

When Roshan is counting his last breaths and nearly about to die, he meets his father and realises the fact that the evil (Kala Bandar), which everyone is looking for, is not outside, but inside. Rather than pointing fingers at others, we should be the ones to first walk on the path of goodness and burn our inner Kala Bandar.

Delhi-6 is not just a film but a mirror of society with a deep message. The film is a commentary on how fear can control society and how we are often quick to label and blame others without looking at ourselves. These insights make Delhi-6 an impactful film, prompting the audience to do a little introspection, and that is why, even after 15 years Delhi 6 is still a must-watch.


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